Option with P&W engine. An increased TO weight of 3000kg for internal loads is available with a kit. The 3000kg TO weight is available for external loads as standard.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: AgustaWestland N.V.

Primary manufacturer: AgustaWestland N.V.

Parent type: AgustaWestland A109/AW109

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 3.50 m 11.5 ft
Overall Length: 13.04 m 42.8 ft
Overall Width: 11.00 m 36.1 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length:  
Airframe Width:  
Airframe Height:  
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base: 3.55 m 11.6 ft
Landing Gear Track: 2.15 m 7.1 ft
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height:  
Cabin Internal Length:  
Cabin Internal Width:  

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max endurance is for 5 cell/221 US gal fuel system

Max Gross Weight (ground): 2,850 kg 6,283 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne): 3,000 kg 6,614 lb
Max Take-off Weight: 2,850 kg 6,283 lb
Empty Weight: 1,590 kg 3,505 lb
Useful Load: 1,260 kg 2,778 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.558
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb: 10 m/s 1,929 fpm
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE: 5,059 m 16,598 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE: 3,596 m 11,798 ft
Max Level Flight Speed: 285 km/h 154 kts
Never Exceed Speed: 311 km/h 168 kts
Service Ceiling: 5,974 m 19,600 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 948 km 512 nm
Max Endurance: 5 hrs 5 hrs

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Number of engines: 2
Designation: P&WC PW206C turbine
Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney Canada
Normal Ratings
Max continuous: 423 kW 567 hp
Take-off / rated: 477 kW 639 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency: 546 kW 732 hp
OEI continuous: 500 kW 670 hp
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate:  

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 11.00 m 36.09 ft
RPM: 385.0 rpm 385.0 rpm
Direction of Rotation: Counterclockwise
Hub Type: Fully articulated
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry:
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 4
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 95.03 m² 1023.0 ft²
Disc Loading: 29.99 kg/m² 6.142 lb/ft²
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:  
Tip Speed: 221.74 m/s 727.5 fps

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 1.94 m 6.36 ft
Configuration: Pusher
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 2
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 2.96 m² 31.8 ft²
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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